Romans 8:18 – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Amy entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father tonight (Jan 7th). She passed peacefully with me and her parents by her side. She is having the wonderful glory of God revealed to her right now and we rejoice for her. We weep for the loss of a wonderful woman, daughter, mother, wife, friend, child of God. But we do not grieve as those with no hope because God’s word declares that even as Jesus had victory over death He gives that victory and life to all who believe.
We know with full certainty that this is not a forever goodbye but rather a see you soon. We are resting in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.
Thank you for your prayers and love. We will continue to need them as we navigate the road ahead. God has been our faithful solid rock providing always what we need and He will continue.
I hope you will be able to celebrate Amy’s life with us next weekend. We will have a visitation time Friday (Jan. 13th) from 6:00-7:30 and a Celebration of Life service Saturday (Jan. 14th) at 11:00 am followed by a lunch. Both service will be at my sisters church in Ankeny, IA.
Ankeny Baptist Church
2842 SW 3rd St Place
Ankeny, IA 50023
I look forward to seeing many of you then and recalling with joy the wonderful and full life my sweetheart lived.
One of Amy’s favorite books of the Bible was Philippians. And a few verses that she claimed and clung to these past few years were these:
Philippians 1:18b-20 “Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”
Will you praise Jesus with us for who Amy is and more importantly who He, the Messiah, is tonight? Amy exalted Christ in life and continues too in her death.
God bless you all. May His peace surround each of you and uphold you as it is for us.